Gay and Lesbian
Sports Groups
in the
San Francisco Bay Area

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Team San Francisco
Organizational group for Gay Games, fundraisers, scholarships, team uniforms, and events. Visit for updates on Chicago's Gay Games VII.

SF Frontrunners
This social running and walking club, hosts weekly events at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. Enjoy post-run brunches. Tuesday evening runs trek along the Embarcadero. (415) 978-2429 or (415) 668-3771

East Bay Frontrunners
Usually morning events, in scenic spots around Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, and other cities. Gayle (510)625-0908 or Robert at (510) 531-0512.

SF Track and Field Club
This club racked up over 90 medals at Gay Games VI in Sydney. They also welcome all levels of skill and ability. Practices are held weekly (Tuesday & Thursday nights at 6pm, and Sunday mornings 10am) at Kezar Stadium on the southeast side of Golden Gate Park. Info: (415) 550-7966.

Bay Area Distance Runners
(BADR) is the marathon training and running group with over 150 members. They host one 1/2 marathon a year - The BADR 1/2 marathon on Mother's Day, four marathons a year, and serve as training for Gay Games marathoners. The group usually meets early every other Sunday morning in San Francisco. For info, call Dave at (415) 626-1380.

Different Spokes/SF
On road and offroad adventures in cycling for this GLBT-inclusive group Weekly rides and social events among its 300-plus membership Write PO Box 14711 SF CA 94114 or call (415) 282 1647.

Marin Hike & Bike Club
On foot or on a Schwinn, this group throws parties, events and sports treks of all sorts through lovely Marin County. Info: (415) 457-1115 ext. 230.

San Francisco Hiking Club
Most weekends throughout the year, this hardy group of outdoorsfolk venture forth outwardly through SUV Land to the peaks and valleys of our land. Info: (415) 487-6410

Gay/Lesbian Sierrans
Dozens of hikes a month, including day hikes and overnight trips, bike rides, conservation work parties, so you can dig in with your fellow environmentalist. Info: (415) 281-5666, or (408) 450-0402.

Wilderness Women
Kayak and ski or just relax on a bike or hike with sisters in outdoors spirit. Monthly newsletter, all welcome. (925) 283-0485.

Healing Waters
Non-profit group that offers adventure hikes, rafting, cross-country skiing and backpacking trips. Your ticket pays for PWAs to go on similar trips. Info: (415) 296-6179.

Triangle TaeKwon Do Club
Traditional korean self-defense taught in a safe, friendly environment in the Castro. Beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8:00 pm, general classes on Fridays 7:30-9:30 pm. Email: or call: (415) 495-1888.

The Association of Gay and Lesbian Martial Artists, contact Allen Wood at or (415) 563-1655 (call after 5pm) or write IAGLMA, P. O. Box 590601, San Francisco, CA 94159.

Golden Gate Dragons
Experienced martial artists are welcome to bring their equipment for monthly practice sessions. Check web site for schedule and location.

Golden Gate Wrestling Club
Official USA Wrestling freestyle club, the real thing, none of that pro stuff, except for special occasions. Tuesday & Friday 7pm - 9:00pm and Sundays 2-4pm. Location moved from Eureka Valley Rec. Center due to renovations. (415) 821-2991.

GLBT-inclusive group for windsurfers and their wannabe pals. Yeah, sure, you know how. Go and learn. (510) 548-9009.

SFBay Blades Rowing Club
GL club for all levels. Beginners classes, advanced runs, some competition. Weekly practices at Lake Merritt. Casual row and brunch first Sunday of each month.

Sailing, Yachting and Racing
GLORY, n international group was recently formed. The San Francisco contingent racked up medals at the 2002 Sydney sailing exhibition competition. Kip Darcey at (415) 621-1728 or Katherine Holland at (415) 665-8572.

San Francisco Windsurfing
Like a surfboard with an environmentally-correct motor, windsurfing is best enjoyed during those rare breezy days.

Barbary Coast Boating
Group for owners and enthusiasts of sail boats, yachts, powerboats kayaks, or just people who like the boat chase scenes in "Gator." Monthly meetings. (415) 905-6267.

Rainbow Koi Dragaon Boat Team
San Francisco Rainbow Koi is California's first-ever lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) dragon boat team!

Lavender Lanes Swimming
Outdoor pool swimming for gay guys in Marin on College of Marin, Kentfield. After swimming, take in lunch at the Woodlands Market or nearby nature preserve. $3 donation gets there from San Francisco. Info (415) 749-1568.

SF Tsunami Swim Club provides coached, 90-minute workouts for adults swimmers of all ages and levles. Monday and Thursday eves & Saturday mornings w/ a fabulous brunch afterward. Tsunami Wetline (415) 487-6614.

SF Water Polo is a growing mens and mixed team, who competed in Gay Games VI, and hosted the water polo tournament at IGLA 2003.

Northern California Rainbow Divers
Scuba diving club for the GLBT community and their pals. Enjoy singing "Under the Sea" more than normal? Suit up, and enjoy the sealife. When not diving, the club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at 152 Church St. (415) 522-2348

San Francisco Triathletes
These athletic achievers conquer all terrain and participate in regional triathlons as well as Gay Games events.

Men's Basketball games every Sunday for a league with limited admission, due to popularity. Non-competitive 5-7pm every Sunday. Competitive from 6-8pm. Location changed due to renoations at Eureka Valley Rec. Center. Info: Tony (415) 621-2710.

SAGA North Ski & Snowboard Club takes out-of-state treks to resorts for skiing and snowboarding, including Tahoe, Banff and Aspen. All abilities welcome. Learn-to-ski packages available. Info: (415) 995-2772.

San Francisco Ice Hockey (Quakes)
This diverse group of hockey players went to Gay Games V and VII (gold medalists),and is recruiting for new players. Visit their site and go for the hat trick!

Ultimate Frisbee
Flip and fly like your pet dog as you snap a catch on this weekly gathering of Frisbee enthusiasts. Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Info: Jeff (415) 648-6854.

Womens Flag Football
Huddle up with your local and ONLY Women's Flag Football league in the Bay Area! For more info about the league. Visit their site, or contact Commissioner Judea Eden at 415-401-0197.

Mens Flag Football
Join the SF Shockwaves every Saturday at 10:00am grab a flag off a fellow in this rough yet friendly scrimmage. Social events too.

Mens Rugby
Play with the SF Fog, the largest US gay-inclusive men's rugby team. Join regular practices and frequent rugby union-style matches. Those interested in getting more information can do so via email ( or by registering on the Fog Rugby list serve.

Women's Rugby
The San Francisco Golden Gate (SFGG) Women's Rugby Club accepts all experience and fitness levels. Join a fun group of (mostly) gay women who train Tue/Thurs at Glen Park (Elk & Bosworth) from 7-9pm. For more info, email Carrie Peterson at or call (415) 751-3946.

SF Spikes
The gay mens soccer team meets Tuesdays and Saturdays, and competes in Marin league games as well as the International Gay & Lesbian Football Association World Cup. They do pretty well each year, too. Info: (415)861-5271. Ask for Bob.

San Francisco Softball is one of the oldest traditions in the Bay Area's sports inclusivity. Find a team near you at Visit to find out about the Gay World Series in 2001.

SF Hustlers, Contact Mark Brown (415) 826-6858.

Oakland Gay Softball
Summer and fall seasons teams always forming. Games are played on Saturdays. All levels encouraged. Info: John or Ken at (510) 835-8012.

East Bay Lesbian & Gay Softball
Join this Tuesday night Fremont-based league for games and practices on a co-ed, recreational team. Info Mark at (925) 709-5737.

Moby Dick Whalers Softball

Rough Riders Softball Team

East Bay Softball
Even though some home runs end up in the Bay's waters, they don't make it all the way to Piedmont. Never fear, East Bay Softball has a mound or plate for you.

Pendulum Pirates Softball Team Homepage

Join Out and About Bowling League. They meet each Monday at Cloverleaf Bowl on in Fremont. All skill levels welcome, including San Franciscan refugees. Ingo (925) 709-5737

A League Of Our Own
ALOOO is not a duck call, but a group of lesbian bowlers who meet at Albany Bowl each Sunday at 6:00pm. Info: Mykie (510) 526-5671 or Christen (510) 235-3727.

Serving up gay and lesbian lobs for years, this group hosts annual competitions and regular practices.

Discussion and tip-sharing group on the art/sport of bodybuilding. Info: (415) 550-8609.

Every Sunday starting about 1 p.m. and going to 4 p.m. All levels of play invited, overall play level is at intermediate. Located in the school yard at 18th and DeHaro in the Potrero Hill area. Info: Jay (415) 864-0257.